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J Med Microbiol. 2013 Jun;62(Pt 6):926-8. doi: 10.1099/jmm.0.054338-0. Epub 2013 Mar 8.

Demodex mite infestation of unknown significance in a patient with rhinocerebral mucormycosis due to Apophysomyces elegans species complex.

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Department of Microbiology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh 160012, India.

Abstract

Demodex mites have been reported in the past as a cause of facial rash in immunosuppressed patients. Here, we report an interesting case of possible demodicosis associated with rhinocerebral mucormycosis. The association of mites with a fungus was detected on direct microscopic examination of the scrapings of a nasal ulcer. The mite and the fungus were identified as Demodex folliculorum and Apophysomyces elegans species complex, respectively.

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10.1099/jmm.0.054338-0
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